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"The Japanese Slipper is truly a product of the ’80s, a bright green mixture of sweet melon liqueur, citrusy triple sec and tart lemon juice, this cocktail exudes all the neon flair of a Miami nightclub.."

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Japanese Slipper

Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice are shaken together to form the Japanese Slipper, a delicious sweet and sour, low ABV sipper.

Method

Chill a martini glass/coupette in the freezer or fill it with ice.

Take your Boston glass or small tin and, using your jigger to measure, add the melon liqueur and triple sec to the shaker.

Using your Mexican elbow and your jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lemon juice and add it to the shaker.

Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal using your Boston tin or lid, before shaking vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold.

Remove your glass from the freezer or empty of ice if necessary, and using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain your cocktail into your chilled martini glass or coupette.

Drop a cocktail cherry into the drink to garnish.

Serve and enjoy!

History

An enduringly mysterious low-ABV concoction, the Japanese Slipper was most likely created at Mietta’s Restaurant in Melbourne by Jean-Paul Bourguigon in 1984.

Possibly created at Mietta’s Restaurant in Melbourne by Jean-Paul Bourguigon in 1984, there is nothing too Japanese about this cocktail, apart from midori being made in Japan, but the Japanese word midori means green so it could be related.

Allergens
No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!
Ingredients

25ml Midori

25ml Triple Sec

25ml Lemon Juice

Cocktail Cherry to Garnish

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

201 calories

Servings:

Serves 1

Method

Chill a martini glass/coupette in the freezer or fill it with ice.

Take your Boston glass or small tin and, using your jigger to measure, add the melon liqueur and triple sec to the shaker.

Using your Mexican elbow and your jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lemon juice and add it to the shaker.

Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal using your Boston tin or lid, before shaking vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold.

Remove your glass from the freezer or empty of ice if necessary, and using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain your cocktail into your chilled martini glass or coupette.

Drop a cocktail cherry into the drink to garnish.

Serve and enjoy!

History

An enduringly mysterious low-ABV concoction, the Japanese Slipper was most likely created at Mietta’s Restaurant in Melbourne by Jean-Paul Bourguigon in 1984.

Possibly created at Mietta’s Restaurant in Melbourne by Jean-Paul Bourguigon in 1984, there is nothing too Japanese about this cocktail, apart from midori being made in Japan, but the Japanese word midori means green so it could be related.

Allergens
No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!
Recommended

The Japanese Slipper is truly a product of the ’80s, a bright green mixture of sweet melon liqueur, citrusy triple sec and tart lemon juice, this cocktail exudes all the neon flair of a Miami nightclub.

The Japanese Slipper is one of those rare cocktails that is made solely using liqueurs and modifiers, without any high ABV spirits, this makes it a great choice for those wanting some low-alcohol options at their mobile bar-hire.

With it’s tropical flavour and bright colour, the Japanese Slipper makes a great partner to other brightly coloured martini style drinks. If you’re planning a colourful cocktail party with a touch of elegance, you may want to consider serving this cocktail alongside something like a Cosmopolitan, this classic vodka drink has a pleasing pink hue and a surprisingly dry and complex cocktail.

If you’re keen on serving some other tropical-fruit flavoured drinks, the Japanese Slipper would slot well into a tiki-based selection. Tiki drinks tend to be rum based though they aren’t always, and they tend to be brightly coloured and flavoured with exotic fruits. Some great tiki drinks to serve alongside the Japanese Slipper include a Mai Tai: a classic mix of rum, triple sec and orgeat and the Hurricane: a long rum-punch style cocktail featuring passion fruit and a blend of rums.

If you’re interested in featuring the Japanese Slipper on your menu and want to know more about what cocktails you could serve alongside it, be sure to speak to your event organiser about your options, or check out some other liqueur based, fruity and Martini-style cocktails from our list.

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